Porcelain dish with eight-lobed rim in form of a flower. Underglaze blue with three large scale scrolling lotus flowers and leaves in centre. Classic scroll elements in each lobe. Unglazed base.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 20 millimetres
- Diameter: 161 millimetres
Published PDF date : Yuan 14th centuryRoom 95 label text:
Flower shaped dish with lotus
This dish is beautifully painted with lotus flowers. Craftsmen used imported cobalt which fired unevenly, giving shades of blue ranging from pale blue to almost black, resulting in a “heaped and piled” effect. The base is unglazed.
Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue decoration
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province江西省, 景德鎮
Yuan dynasty, about AD 1320–1350
Margaret Medley 1975, records: From the Major L. F. Hay Collection. PDF card: Acquired from Sotheby June 16, 1939, Lot 107 via Norton £32. Major L. F. Hay Collection.
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Object reference number: RRC39948
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